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Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, etc.) Bill (3 Dec 2021)

Virginia Crosbie: It is an absolute pleasure to speak on the Bill, and I warmly congratulate the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan) on his desire to work cross-party on this important issue. I very much hope I will receive an invitation to hear his cross-party band, MP4. Music is exceptionally important to this country. It is a huge success story. Like many in the Chamber today, I receive many Fix...

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (3 Dec 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I fully support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, as it would strengthen my noble friend Lord Knight’s Bill. Since this excellent and necessary Bill had its Second Reading in July, we have had the COP 26 summit in Glasgow, a city that I was privileged to represent in two legislatures. If the campaign to combat climate change and build a sustainable...

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Committee (3 Dec 2021)

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Committee

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Dec 2021)

Lord Moylan: ...is embedded in our constitution, and the monarchy is a popular feature of our constitution. Although the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, whom I have always found in our work together on the Built Environment Select Committee to be extremely courteous —and, I would say, mildly conservative in his personal habits and conduct—would no doubt want to make a radical dissociation between his views...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food (3 Dec 2021)

Victoria Prentis: ...system that feeds our nation today and protects it for tomorrow. It will cover the entire food system from farm to fork, building on work already underway in the Agriculture Act, Fisheries Act, and Environment Bill as well as docking into wider Government priorities, including Net Zero, 25 Year Environment Plan, and Build Back Greener. It will also consider the evidence of Henry...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges (3 Dec 2021)

Rebecca Pow: Defra published an impact assessment on 20 March 2020 (Environment Act 2021 publications - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament) setting out the cost / benefit assessment of the Environment Act 2021 measures as were laid out in the then-draft Bill introduced in January 2020. Several provisions in the Act will, however, be commenced by Regulations and detailed impact assessments will be...

Economic Crime (2 Dec 2021)

Lee Rowley: ...from companies. I do not think anyone here today would disagree with that in principle. We must seek to counter financial crime, but we must also seek to protect the dynamism of the UK’s business environment. The overwhelming majority of the UK’s 4.5 million companies contribute productively to the UK company, abide by the law and make a valuable contribution to society, and our...

Backbench Business: Pet Travel — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (2 Dec 2021)

Daniel Zeichner: ...I think it is the first time I have done so. I congratulate the hon. Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) on bringing the debate to the Chamber. I follow the work of the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs very closely. It produced an excellent report, which the hon. Lady referred to extensively. Some of the issues are under consideration during the passage of...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Designation of employer representative bodies (2 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: ...but important amendment, which has three aspects to it. Given the exemplary cross-party work undertaken in another place on local skills improvement plans and climate change, we believe that the Bill can go further to ensure that, as a nation, we meet our commitment to the natural environment. It is therefore crucial to ensure that LSIPs give due regard to the decarbonisation strategy and...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 68 - Interim operation of margin schemes for used cars etc: Northern Ireland (1 Dec 2021)

Peter Grant: ...a majority of people in Northern Ireland at the referendum in 2016. The question is: how many more of these patch-up jobs do we need? I have lost count of the number of times that I have spoken in Bill Committees or in Delegated Legislation Committees pointing out that the only reason more and more legislation is needed is to fill gaps in previous legislation that had been put there to...

Natural History GCSE: Food and Drink: UK Economy (1 Dec 2021)

John Stevenson: ...cost to the industry will potentially have serious consequences. Have the Government fully thought through the very real cost implications? I appreciate that the relevant primary legislation, the Environment Act 2021, has already passed, but it is the secondary legislation that will determine the detail. As the Minister will know, the industry is concerned about the scope, timescale and...

Water: Sewage - Question (1 Dec 2021)

Baroness Altmann: ...question on Monday regarding a ban on wet wipes, can my noble friend comment on whether, with wet wipes being a significant cause of sewage blockages or overflows, the Government might support the Bill being debated on Friday in the other place to ban wet wipes? Could such a ban be introduced by secondary legislation through the new Section 141A, inserted by the Environment Act, to...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 4 - Increase in Rates of Tax on Dividend Income (1 Dec 2021)

Lucy Frazer: ...the UK to succeed. This was a vision of a fair, simple and modern tax system that enables our businesses to be world leaders. The clauses we are considering today, along with other measures in this Bill, will help us to achieve these goals. For example, on fairness, these measures will make sure that everyone plays their part in helping to fund new investment in health and social care....

Quarries (Planning) (1 Dec 2021)

Matt Western: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce a presumption in planning decision-making against approving quarry development in close proximity to settlements; to require the risks of proposed quarrying sites to health and the environment, including through silica dust, to be assessed as part of the planning process; to make provision about the use of quarries for waste...

Natural History GCSE (1 Dec 2021)

Caroline Ansell: ...forward. We have all seen in our schools some of the work that is being done, either in the curriculum or extra-curriculum in the wider life of the school, alongside this heightened concern for the environment. The truth is that eight in 10 children who were interviewed by Natural England in its People and Nature survey agreed that being in nature made them very happy. This generation has...

Bill Presented: Trade Agreements (Parliamentary Scrutiny and Farming) Bill (1 Dec 2021)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Tim Farron presented a Bill to provide for parliamentary approval of trade agreements; to place a duty on the Secretary of State to consider UK agricultural, environmental and animal welfare standards when negotiating trade agreements; to require the Trade and Agriculture Commission to assess the effects of potential trade agreements on...

Cop26: Topical Questions (1 Dec 2021)

Ian Byrne: According to Friends of the Earth, 33,000 premature deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution. During the COP26 climate summit, the Environment Bill passed its final stages in this House. Shamefully, it did not include legally binding targets for air quality, which were called for by so many, including hundreds of my constituents in Liverpool, West Derby. As the UK retains the COP26...

Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Dec 2021)

Imran Hussain: ...along with thousands of others, came to this country 70 years ago, working seven days a week in squalid conditions to help rebuild this country. Now, the Home Secretary’s Nationality and Borders Bill means that she can revoke our British citizenship and deport us for even the most minor wrongdoings. Given the horrific track record of the Government and the Home Office, with their...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

Lord True: ...maiden speech. All of the House found it entrancing: it was deeply rooted in history, traditions and a sense of place, cherishing the best of our past and showing a love and knowledge of the environment. It was also so forward-looking in embracing new technologies and ideas for the future. My noble friend said he liked a challenge. Well, I think we will all relish the challenge that he set...


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